There are as many iced coffee recipes as there are ways to cool down on a hot summer’s day. One of the easiest to prepare is an iced latte, and it’s a favorite among coffee lovers worldwide.
But the Nespresso iced latte recipe is simple enough that anyone can prepare it at home with the right equipment.
If you’re looking for a super quick and easy coffee recipe, this Nespresso iced latte recipe is a great choice! It only takes a couple of minutes to prepare, and you can make it as strong or as light as you like.
What is a Nespresso iced latte?
A Nespresso iced latte is a cold coffee drink that uses Nespresso coffee pods (espresso) to make a strong coffee basis. This coffee is then poured on top of cold foamed milk, followed by a generous amount of ice cubes.
The Nespresso machine is one of the best buys for coffee lovers. It’s quick and makes a delicious cup of coffee. Then there’s the Nespresso machine’s iced latte, which is quick, easy, and delicious.
Now that we’ve had a few weeks of the summer sun, it’s time to be thinking about iced lattes.
The best part about this coffee recipe is how easy it is to make. Read along to find out how you can make this delicious iced latte yourself.
What ingredients are used?
To make a Nespresso iced latte, you don’t need many ingredients to make it work. For this easy recipe, you’ll only need three ingredients that you might already have at home:
- 2 Nespresso coffee pods (espresso)
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of whole milk or milk of choice
- Ice cubes
You can choose whichever milk or milk alternative you have at home, and you like most for this recipe.
This way, you can flavor your iced latte the way you want, allowing you to make Your Dream Coffee at home.
I’ve chosen to use two espresso coffee pods for this recipe. I found that using just one espresso for this amount of iced coffee makes the drink a bit too diluted.
Using two espresso pods allows you to taste the intense espresso flavors while still retaining that sweetness from the milk. For me, this is a perfect balance.
You can make this latte recipe using any Nespresso machine you have at home. To make for a better structure in the latte, I’ve chosen to use cold foamed milk.
If you want to make cold foamed milk, it’s best to use an Aerocchino from Nespresso, which some machines come equipped with. If you’re using a Nespresso machine with a steaming nozzle, you can also make cold foamed milk with this.
If you don’t have a milk frother that can also produce cold foamed milk, you skip the step and pour in the milk like normal, or if you’re interested, you can check out the Aerocchino milk foamer here:
- Rapid one touch preparation of hot or cold milk froth
- 1 button for all preparations, 1 second button pressure for Hot milk or hot milk froth, 2 second button pressure for cold milk froth
- Maximum hot & cold milk froth capacity: 4. 1 oz. Maximum hot milk capacity: 8. 1 oz
- Auto shut off when finished. Non-stick surface
- If quality of milk froth not up to standard recommend usage of refrigerated whole or low-fat milk about 4 TO6 Degree Celsius and also make sure to use the appropriate whisk. Verify that the jug is clean. This frother quickly heats up milk to between 160 and 170 degrees Fahrenheit
My Nespresso machine has this milk frother attached, and I love it. It’s so easy to use, and the foam is very thick and holds its structure well.
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) milk of choice
- 2 Nespresso coffee pods (espresso)
- Ice cubes
Making this coffee recipe is so easy to do, let's get started:
- Turn on your Nespresso machine.
- Place an empty cup under the machine and press the coffee button once. This will rinse and preheat the machine for a better coffee.
- Throw out the water and add your first coffee pod to the machine.
- Brew the coffee and repeat with another coffee pod.
- Add ice cubes to your freshly brewed coffee to cool it down completely.
- Now that the coffee is cooling down, pour the milk into your milk frother.
- Press and hold for 2-3 seconds until the blue light turns on. This indicates that it will cold foam your milk.
- In a different glass or mug of choice, add enough ice cubes to fill the cup about halfway.
- Pour in the cold foamed milk.
- Slowly pour the cooled down espresso coffee on top and serve straight away to keep those amazing layers intact.
You've just made an amazing iced latte using Nespresso pods!
Additionally, you can add a flavorful syrup to your iced latte.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 5.95gSaturated Fat: 3.41gUnsaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 8.27gSugar: 9.63gProtein: 5.9g
The nutritional information is based on the use of whole milk. When using a different kind of milk or milk alternative, the calories will change.
What Nespresso capsule is best used to make an iced latte?
For the Nespresso iced latte, you can use any coffee pods you want. I found that using a Nespresso pod with a strength rating above eight worked the best in terms of flavor.
With a high strength rating, you’ll make a nicely balanced iced latte that is strong in flavor, sweet, and cold altogether.
If you’d instead use a coffee pod with less strength, please use it. This coffee recipe is all about making a coffee that suits your palate best.
When in season, you can also opt to buy the Nespresso iced latte pods explicitly made to be poured over ice. These coffee pods are great, but you can totally use a regular coffee pod that you like.
I’ve made this iced latte using both iced coffee pods and regular coffee pods, and I didn’t find a big difference in terms of flavor.
The coffee flavor was slightly different, but the coffee pods had a different coffee roast and different coffee beans.
Did you know that you can easily reuse and recycle your Nespresso coffee pods? If you want to learn more about how to do so, you can check out this article.
Related article: 6 Best Nespresso Pods for Iced Latte (Best Summer Drink)
Which milk is best used for an iced latte?
To make an iced latte at home, I like to use whole milk for the fullest latte flavor using a Nespresso machine. However, lower-fat milk will give you the best cold foam that holds its structure much better.
- 2% fat milk or nonfat milk are best used if you want the thickest cold foam.
- Whole milk is best used if you want the fullest milk flavor.
- Any milk alternatives will taste amazing in this latte recipe.
So there are many options to choose from, depending on the flavor you’re going for. I believe that any of the above-mentioned kinds of milk work great in combination with that strong espresso coffee and ice cubes.
This Nespresso iced latte is such a breeze to make that you can make it in under five minutes. And if you’re expecting some family or friends to come over, you can already brew a few espresso coffees and cool them in the refrigerator.
You’ll only have a cold foam some milk, add a good amount of ice cubes, and pour those excellent espressos on there!
If you feel like trying even more coffee recipes today, you can check out the recipes I’ve listed below. These recipes are as easy to make as this iced latte. You’ll love them!
Do you love iced lattes as much as I? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!